Best new action & adventure TV Shows (2017 list - TV & Netflix)

Muscular tough guys blazing guns or swinging axes are not a guilty pleasure anymore. Since the beginning of 00’s, action shows have added more story to their mix, which has made the genre a valuable keeper.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best action TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Drew Goddard, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely our new Action genre creators?

action TV series2017
Popular actors Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio & Deborah Ann Woll
Trending TV SeriesDareDevil, Agent Carter & Vikings

2017 releases - most anticipated action TV series to watch

    Iron Fist (Friday March 17, 2017)

    Iron Fist tv poster Creator
    Scott Buck
    Finn Jones
    Jessica Henwick
    Jessica Stroup

    Yet another Marvel Comics [email protected] Daniel Rand, the son of a rich entrepreneur, appears to have mysterious talents and a very strong fist. An Iron Fist. There are more action superhero and comics coming out, but the remainder can be found in the comic book tv shows section...Read more

    Taboo (Saturday January 7, 2017)

    Taboo tv poster Creator
    Chips Hardy, Tom Hardy, Steven Knight
    Tom Hardy
    David Hayman
    Jonathan Pryce

    A British adventurer returns home from Africa and has brought a treasure of 14 stolen diamonds with him. With them he will seek vengeance for the death of his father. Tom Hardy is not only in it, he is also one of the creators! It's a BBC Mini-series. ...Read more

    Jack Ryan (Thursday January 5, 2017)

    Jack Ryan tv poster Creator
    Carlton Cuse, Graham Roland
    Amir El-Masry
    John Krasinski
    Arpy Ayvazian

    Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst is put in harms away when he gets his first dangerous field assignment. He uncovers a new terrorist network. So far the Clancy novels were made into film adaptations, but Amazon is bringing it to TV. ...Read more

Best action TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

Best action TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    Westworld (Sunday October 2, 2016)

    Westworld tv poster Creator
    Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan
    Evan Rachel Wood
    Jeffrey Wright
    Ed Harris

    Robotic cowboys turn against the humans who used them as attractions in a themepark. A beautiful nightmare....Read more

    Les Revenants (Thursday October 31, 2013)

    Les Revenants tv poster Creator
    Fabrice Gobert
    Anne Consigny
    Clotilde Hesme
    Frédéric Pierrot

    The sci-fi horror genre is nothing new to Europe when it comes to films, but in television it has only recently been developed properly. Les Revenants (The Returned) is about a little village in France where people who are deemed death return to pick up their normal lives as if nothing has happened. It is a zombie series like ‘The Walking Dead’, but without the zombie like attributes. A must-see....Read more

    Prison Break (Monday August 29, 2005)

    Prison Break tv poster Creator
    Paul Scheuring
    Dominic Purcell
    Wentworth Miller
    Amaury Nolasco

    When his brother is put on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Michael Scofield puts himself in jail to safe him. A straight-forward hit!...Read more

    Vikings (Sunday March 3, 2013)

    Vikings tv poster Creator
    Michael Hirst
    Gustaf Skarsgård
    Katheryn Winnick
    Alexander Ludwig

    The viking Ragnar Lothbrok aims to conquer new territories in the West, but his chief wants to continue their travels to the familiar East. The tension between the two vikings rises, and culminates into a fierce battle. Very nice show for people who are into fantasy, blood en brave Scandinavian seafaring warriors....Read more

    Person of Interest (Thursday September 22, 2011)

    Person of Interest tv poster Creator
    Jonathan Nolan
    Jim Caviezel
    Taraji P Henson
    Kevin Chapman

    A former CIA agent and a rich software developer team up in order to stop crimes before they have ever happened....Read more

    Banshee (Friday January 11, 2013)

    Banshee tv poster Creator
    David Schickler, Jonathan Tropper
    Antony Starr
    Ivana Milicevic
    Ulrich Thomsen

    HBO’s sub-tv factory Cinemax produced a show that is one of the rawer thriller tv shows out there, and is definitely one of the best action tv shows we have ever come across. And indeed, it sets itself apart from the rest with long and tough action scenes backed up by sufficient dramatic development. By no means a sophisticated screenplay, but set in a small American town near an Amish community, it has more than enough to offer atmospherically. The series is about an ex-convict who wants to get back with his former partner in crime and lover who has moved to this small American town and made a life for herself. In order to win her back he stays in town, and pretends to be the new local sheriff....Read more

    The Flash (Tuesday October 7, 2014)

    The Flash tv poster Creator
    Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg
    Grant Gustin
    Candice Patton
    Danielle Panabaker

    A regular guy - who had a tough childhood - wakes up after a freak accident with a particle accelerator and finds that he has gained a remarkable power: superspeed. He decides to use it to protect the world from villains and to discover the truth about his youth....Read more

    The Night Manager (Tuesday April 19, 2016)

    The Night Manager tv poster Creator
    John le Carré
    Hugh Laurie
    Tom Hiddleston
    Elizabeth Debicki

    A night manager of a European hotel is asked to be an alias for intelligence operations. Thrilling!...Read more

Action genre statistics

Genre popularity
Genre ranking#5
Familiar faces Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio & Deborah Ann Woll
Trending showsDareDevil, Agent Carter & Vikings
Amount of genre shows per year from 2010 to 2017

100 action TV series scheduled for release this year.

The action genre is a difficult own to put in statistics, as most shows incorporate action elements and describe themselves as such. Nonetheless, it is clear the amount of shows with genre elements is growing.